SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA

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The Union for Entertainment and Media Professionals.


Self-Tape Like a Pro
Aug 6 • 37 min
Commercials Casting Director Arlene Schuster, CCDA, shares tips on self-taping auditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring excerpts from a 5/19 livestream presented by the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement with and…
Unpacking the 2020 TV/Theatrical Contracts
Jul 21 • 69 min
SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. A supermajority of the board recommends that members ratify the new contracts. President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White talk about the gains of this agreement with…
Black Lives Matter, Part 2​
Jul 7 • 46 min
Actors Michelle Hurd and Jason George join SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White in our continuing discussion of race and media in a time of social transformation and cultural reform. **The views expressed by…
Actor-to-Actor with Robert De Niro
May 26 • 44 min
Robert De Niro joins President Gabrielle Carteris after receiving SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award. This podcast version of the traditional Actor-to-Actor interview series was recorded in February of 2020. **The views expressed…
Creating a Business in the Industry
May 12 • 47 min
A business doing what you love? Here’s some inspiration from Creating a Business to Survive and Engage the Industry. A MOVE L.A. panel moderated by Nina Brissey, with Jen Faith Brown, Drew Doyon, James Eckhouse, Diana Elizabeth Jordan, A.J. Teshin and…
The State of Unions
Apr 14 • 50 min
In unprecedented times like these, some historical perspective can be helpful. Author and Reporter Steven Greenhouse joins hosts Gabrielle Carteris and David White to discuss the past, present and future of the labor movement and the middle class. **The…
What You Need to Know About the Stimulus Package
Apr 2 • 30 min
The $2 trillion economic rescue plan will offer​ assistance to millions of entertainment industry professionals. Judy Conti, Government Affairs Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), discusses components important to SAG-AFTRA members.…
Relief for Entertainment Workers with Congressman Schiff
Mar 19 • 28 min
A special episode on the COVID-19 crisis with Congressman Adam Schiff covering policies and legislation that will help provide crucial relief for entertainment industry workers. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive…
Career Puppeteers
Mar 17 • 43 min
Meet the members behind the puppets. Jennifer Barnhart and John Tartaglia discuss their craft and their careers with hosts Gabrielle Carteris and David White. **The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of…
We Are the Union and the Union Is Us
Mar 3 • 42 min
As an actor and host of the popular podcast Audrey Helps Actors, Audrey Moore shares sound advice, witty observations and crucial tips on how to succeed and maintain a long career. Join us as she talks shop with SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and…
A Shining Light: Dick Van Dyke
Feb 18 • 30 min
As part of our Actor-to-Actor series, we revisit a classic 2012 conversation between the late SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and award-winning, genre-defying legend Dick Van Dyke. Introduced by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive…
Digital Clones
Feb 4 • 29 min
Lifelike digital humans are a reality. Arcturus founder Andy Stack joins SAG-AFTRA COO & General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland to discuss holograms, immersive experiences and performers rights. Hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National…
Liz on Labor and Tech
Jan 23 • 37 min
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler represents over 12 million workers. She joins SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White for an informative discussion about unions and their role in helping workers adapt to…
Classic Rewind: Ken Howard Interviews Carol Burnett
Jan 7 • 32 min
As part of our Actor-to-Actor series, we revisit a classic 2014 conversation between late SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and comedy legend Carol Burnett. Topics include how Carol got her start in show business, her close relationship with Jimmy Stewart…
Are Journalists Safe?
Dec 26, 2019 • 58 min
The growing animosity towards the free press poses a serious threat to journalism. We revisit a popular episode on this topic, featuring Nina Totenberg, the legendary legal affairs correspondent for NPR, and Eric Spillman, an Emmy Award-winning reporter…
A Brave New Deal
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
The historic contract with Netflix. Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez joins SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to discuss the negotiations with Netflix and the important gains secured for our members. **The views expressed by the guests are their…
Fame Without Fortune
Nov 26, 2019 • 36 min
The true, inside story of how telenovela stars risked their careers to get better pay and working conditions for actors at Telemundo. This is a re-release of an earlier episode, featuring Kati Barberi and Pablo Azar, hosted by SAG-AFTRA President…
Defining Our Future
Nov 12, 2019 • 42 min
Every two years, hundreds of delegates gather at the SAG-AFTRA Convention to help chart the union’s future. In this episode, hosts SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White give us a behind the scenes look at the…
Navigating and Negotiating Intimacy
Oct 29, 2019 • 42 min
Exploring the vital role of intimacy coordinators as on-set liaisons between performers and film and TV productions. Intimacy Professionals Association founder Amanda Blumenthal and Alicia Rodis, a founding partner of Intimacy Directors International,…
Background Actors Step Forward
Oct 15, 2019 • 40 min
We go behind the scenes with Central Casting and the professionals who work background. Central Casting’s EVP Jennifer Bender and members Linda Harcharic of the Background Actors and Education Committee and Avis Boone of the SAG-AFTRA New York Background…
Stacking Auditions in Your Favor
Oct 1, 2019 • 30 min
With the rise of self-taped auditions, the casting process has undergone its share of changes. Introduced by President Gabrielle Carteris, this episode features highlights from the Audition Strategy and Job Clarity panel. Richard Fancy moderates this…
Lily Tomlin in Her Own Words
Sep 17, 2019 • 24 min
In this installment of our interview series Actor-to-Actor, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the inimitable Lily Tomlin, recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and star of Grace and Frankie – Netflix’s longest running…
A Historic Win for Labor in Missouri
Sep 3, 2019 • 28 min
Defeating “Right to Work” in Missouri was a huge win for the Labor movement, thanks in part to efforts by SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local Executive Director Maureen O’Brien and SAG-AFTRA Right to Work Committee Chair Ric Reitz give a firsthand…
From the Other Side of the Dial
Aug 20, 2019 • 36 min
The voices we hear on the airwaves are an integral part of our daily routines. Two of the best in the business, Gary Bryan and Deborah Howell, join SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White to sound off on their intriguing paths to success in…
What Happens Behind the Voices
Aug 6, 2019 • 38 min
You’ve heard their voices, now hear their stories. Take a deep dive into the voice acting craft with performers Dee Baker Bradley and Sarah Elmaleh. Learn how they got into the business, the secret to their success, and how they protect their voices and…
How SAGindie Connects Actors and Filmmakers
Jul 23, 2019 • 29 min
Just because a film is low budget doesn’t mean it can’t feature top talent. SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson explains how SAGindie promotes kinship between pro actors and indie filmmakers, and supports on- and off-screen diversity and…
How the New Commercials Contracts Change the Game
Jul 9, 2019 • 40 min
Flexible. Innovative. Groundbreaking. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White talk to three people instrumental to the negotiations: Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez, Executive Director of Commercials and…
Disruption in Entertainment, Part 2: The Future of Content
Jun 25, 2019 • 28 min
The benefits and dangers of new media companies overseeing our viewing behavior, the evolution of advertising and America’s status in global film and TV markets. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White explores these topics with Jeffrey Cole,…
Disruption in Entertainment, Part 1: Threats and Opportunities
Jun 24, 2019 • 32 min
The rise of companies such as Netflix and Amazon have turned the entertainment business upside down. With this disruption comes opportunities and threats for performers. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White talks to Jeff Cole, a professor and…
Actor-to-Actor with Alan Alda
May 28, 2019 • 47 min
In this first podcast presentation of SAG-AFTRA’s long-running Actor-to-Actor interview series, President Gabrielle Carteris talks with the legendary performer and SAG Life Achievement honoree Alan Alda about his career, improving communication and his…
CES Unplugged — Where Technology is Going
May 14, 2019 • 45 min
A.I., holograms, augmented reality — what does it mean for performers? Join us as we investigate the massive CES tech show and interview CTA Senior Vice President Michael Petricone. Then COO and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland joins cohosts…
How NextGen Empowers Performers
Apr 30, 2019 • 28 min
SAG-AFTRA NextGen Performers Sub-committees (NGP) are dedicated to giving younger members the tools needed to succeed in an ever-changing industry. Los Angeles co-chairs Ben Whitehair and Aubrey Mozino talk with hosts President Gabrielle Carteris and…
A Life in Music
Apr 16, 2019 • 38 min
Veteran singer-songwriter Dan Navarro shares his music and his insights. Dan is also a musician, voice actor and SAG-AFTRA’s Vice President, Recording Artists/Singers. Hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David…
Who Controls Your Digital Rights? From Deepfakes to Resurrecting the Dead.
Apr 2, 2019 • 27 min
“Deepfakes” place a performer’s face on someone else’s body and AI can replicate their images and voices. Join SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White in conversation with Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice…
Bang! Zoom! Pow! Inside the Dangerous World of Stunt Performers
Mar 19, 2019 • 38 min
Demystifying the thrilling and often dangerous world of stunts, veteran stunt performer and SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin and Chair of the National Stunt Committee Cort Hessle join Gabrielle and David to share their…
Sexual Harassment: Have We Reached a Turning Point?
Mar 5, 2019 • 33 min
Actor Chantal Cousineau talks about her personal experience with harassment and how that inspired her to action including giving testimony before the California Senate. Join the hosts and their guest in an insightful conversation about effecting real…
Social Media Superstars on the Future of Entertainment
Feb 19, 2019 • 50 min
Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Power have over 48 million social media followers. They’re co-founders of Zeus — a VOD service that produces original content. SAG-AFTRA recently inked an agreement with Zeus to provide coverage for content and a path to…
The Attack on the Free Press
Feb 5, 2019 • 59 min
The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, but recent incidents such as the murder of journalists in Annapolis and death threats against reporters at political rallies, have shaken the foundations of the Fourth Estate. NPR’s Nina Totenberg and…
A Real-Life Telenovela Drama
Feb 5, 2019 • 36 min
In 2017, SAG-AFTRA approved the first-ever agreement with Telemundo Television Studios to cover Spanish-language television performers. This is the true, inside story of how that historic agreement came to be. Telenovela stars Pablo Azar and Katie Barberi…
Making the Revolution
Jan 7, 2019 • 10 min
Welcome to the SAG-AFTRA podcast, hosted by President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White. Each episode features in-depth interviews, industry insights, and compelling stories that affect members of the largest media union in…